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Rare malware outbreak hits some Apple apps

on Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:00 pm
Apple has pulled dozens of tainted apps from its App Store after the discovery of a rare malware outbreak.

The malicious software has been found in at least 39 iOS apps, many of them aimed at the Chinese market, though the apps have customers in the USA.

The initial discovery was made by Palo Alto Networks, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based computer security company.

The malicious code is called Xcode Ghost and came hidden in a fake version of Xcode, popular Apple software used to create applications.

Apple began taking down the compromised apps over the weekend. The company did not respond to requests for comment.

The counterfeit code was uploaded to servers in China, where developers unwittingly used it to create apps.................

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